Sunday, April 26, 2009

Palo Santo

Palo Santo (holy wood) is one of my most favorite medicinal and magical helpers. It’s very powerful for any kind of spiritual work, energy work, magical work, and medicinal needs.

Burserea graveolens (botanical name) is a natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial.

It can be used to treat a number of ailments such as colds, flu, skin infections, wounds, flexibility, coughs, allergies, asthma, dermatitis, acne, panic attacks, anxiety, headaches, migraines, reduce tension, sprains and other injuries, relieve pain, control convulsions, and a natural mosquito repellent!

On a mental level Palo Santo is used to uplift the mood, assist with depression, calms the mind, deepens meditation, enhances concentration, promotes creativity and learning, and eases worry.

If more people knew how to use this wood medicinally the drugstores would be out of business...hehehe

In spiritual practices Palo Santo can be used to clear away negative energy while at the same time attracting good luck. It can also be used for purification, cleansing, remove spirits, end misfortune, attract fortune, end bad luck, remove curses, hexes, spells and other spiritual conditions.

When I feel a little drained from being around too much negativity I’ll bath with some of this wood. It can be placed in your tub water and before getting out the wood is rubbed over the body. Presto! The negativity is removed and drains away with the water. It’s even believed that Merlin’s magical staff was made Palo Santo...hmmmm figure that.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Online Courses: Spells and Witchcraft

Curious Curandera has finished several new email courses. We are now offering Spiritual Cleansing, Saint Magic (folk magic), Crystal Energy, and Witchcraft (of a curandera). Visit my website and check ‘em out (check-em-outers). While you’re there check out the free documents for download (cuz their free! HaHa...).


Easter Facts

When taking a bite into a chocolate bunny, 76% of Americans prefer to bite off the ears first. 5% eat the feet first and 4% eat the tail first (eeew!).

During the Easter season, Americans buy more than 700 million Peeps - making Peeps the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy (Go Peeps!).

Adults prefer milk chocolate (65%) over dark chocolate (27%) (discrimination?).

86% would prefer having chocolate bunnies instead of a live rabbit (nowhere near as cuddly).

Each day throughout the year, 5 million marshmallow chicks and bunnies are produced in preparation for Easter (and 10 seconds later 5 million more bunnies appear).

16 billion jelly beans are made specifically for Easter which is enough to fill a plastic egg the size of a 9-story building (how big was the chicken?).

Kids prefer red jelly beans and 75% are willing to do extra chores for more Easter candy (start your chore list today).

57% of kids get up super early on Easter to see what the Easter bunny has brought them (disregard any funny looking pellets).

In the old days pretzels were associated with Easter because the twists of the pretzel were thought to resemble arms crossing in prayer.

Red jelly beans are kids’ favorite.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records the largest Easter egg ever made was just over 25 feet high and made of chocolate and marshmallow. The egg weighed 8,968 lbs. and was supported by an internal steel frame (can you imagine finding a 25 foot egg in your basket?).

Nearly 120 million cards with be sent, exchanged, and given this Easter, which means it holds the fourth spot of the largest card-sending celebration in the U.S (at least that is what Hallmark says).

In medieval times, a festival of ‘egg-throwing’ was held in church. The priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to one of the choir boys, and then tossed from one choir boy to the next. When the clock struck 12, whoever held the egg, was the winner and got to keep the egg (and thus began “kill the man with the egg”).

Saturday, April 4, 2009

San Ramon Spell: To Stop Gossip

You need:
1 printed photo of San Ramon or a prayer card
1 glass encased San Ramon candle
1 new dime
1 black dressmakers pin
The person name who is doing the gossip written on paper in black ink
A small piece of fresh chili pepper (any kind, the hotter the better)
a wad of chewing gum (already chewed by you)

With the black dressmakers in carve the name of the person who is doing the gossiping around the wick of the candle. Light the candle to San Ramon and say the prayer that is printed on the back of the candle.

Next take the photo of San Ramon and stick the wad of chewing gum over his mouth and place the dime over the gum. The dime should be face up. The gum should hold the dime in place but if it doesn’t you can hold it down with a piece of clear tape.

Take the name of the gossiper written on the paper with black ink and set the small piece of chili pepper over the center of the name. Then wrap the name paper around the chili. And say..... “(name of person) your mouth will burn like fire every time you say my name.”

Place everything in front of the candle. Allow the candle to burn for as long as you wish every day. At least once a day pick up the image with the chewing gum and say..... “(name of person) by the power of San Ramon....shut your mouth!” And then pick up the name paper with the chili and say the same thing as before. Continue this daily ritual until the candle is consumed.

HaHa.....if you see someone drinking lots of water you know why!